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Synonyms for relative
ˈrɛl ə tɪvrel·a·tive

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  1. relativenoun


  2. relativeadjective

    Relevant; pertinent


  3. relativeadjective


  4. relativeadjective


  5. relativeadjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relative

    referring to, not absolute


Princeton's WordNet

  1. relative, relationnoun

    a person related by blood or marriage

    "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

    sexual relation, congener, intercourse, sexual intercourse, carnal knowledge, recounting, relation back, congenator, copulation, relation, telling, coitus, sex act, congeneric, congress, sexual congress, coition

    disproportionate, disproportional, implicit, absolute, unquestioning, infinite, living, direct

  2. relative, congener, congenator, congenericadjective

    an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

    congeneric, relation, congenator, congener

    disproportionate, infinite, absolute, unquestioning, living, disproportional, direct, implicit

  3. relative, comparativeadjective

    estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

    "a relative stranger"

    proportional, comparative

    absolute, living, unquestioning, direct, infinite, implicit, disproportional, disproportionate

  4. proportional, relativeadjective

    properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

    "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"

    proportional, comparative

    disproportional, living, disproportionate, direct, implicit, unquestioning, infinite, absolute

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relativeadjective

    referring (to something else), not absolute

  2. relativenoun

    relation, kinsman, connection

  3. relativenoun

    (Gram.) relative pronoun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. relativeadjective

    relating, referring, respecting, pertaining, particular, definite, specific, pertinent

  2. relativenoun

    relation, kinsman, kinswoman, connection, cognate, agnate

    Associated words:
    nepotism, nepotic, nepotist

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  1. Otis Spencer:

    We are seeing more e-commerce related tenants and we are going to see this market adapt to those needs, the quality of asset you can get versus what you get in western Europe is higher for the same relative price.

  2. Greg Peters:

    We are in this slow-growth world, The U.S. looks solid relative to everyone else, but the global construct is slowing. That serves as a cap for growth here in the U.S. and inflation is the same story. If anything, the bias is for disinflation and deflation instead of inflation.

  3. David Kim:

    Sex is n’t a cause of UTI’s, but the relative odds of a UTI occurring increase by a factor of 60 during the 48 hours after sexual intercourse.

  4. Rachael Rollins:

    He was a serial murderer, and each mention of his name is a trigger to the families he devastated, reopening wounds that we can only hope had finally started to heal, in the truest of ironies, Bulger's family has experienced the excruciating pain and trauma their relative inflicted on far too many, and the justice system is now coming to their aid.

  5. David Clarke:

    When you apply a voltage to them relative to some background there is an attractive force between the nanowires and the substrate that deforms the elastomer, elastomer rubber is very soft and so the surface becomes rough, and it is that roughness that scatters light.

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